West and Central Africa

World Fish Migration Day 2014

Cry for help for migratory fish from New Zealand to Hawaii

Today is the first ever World Fish Migration Day and community events are taking place across the globe to celebrate the importance of freshwater migratory fish and free flowing rivers. WWF (NL), The Nature Conservancy (USA), the IUCN SSC/Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group and Wanningen Water Consult with LINKit consult have all come together to promote the theme of CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. …  

24 May 2014 | News story

Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

Colourful coral reef scene

IUCN welcomes 9 new Members and 2 National Committees

The IUCN Council has admitted 9 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | News story

Les gens du village de Kandadji, qui sera inondé dans la construction du barrage, se réunissent pour discuter des plans de réinstallation

NIGER : Securing land rights in irrigated areas

A national forum on legal protection of land tenure in irrigated areas, chaired in the town of Konni on 7-8 May to analyse the current challenges arising from socio-economic issues around land rights in existing and future irrigation schemes in Niger. The aim was to seek consensus on recommendations to enable the government to pursue its ambitious strategy of investment in irrigation while at the same time respecting traditional rights and ensuring social harmony. …   | French

14 May 2014 | News story

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The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. …  

18 Apr 2014 | News story

Virunga The Movie

Virunga documentary premieres in New York

Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest and richest national park. A feature length documentary film about the beauty and the struggles of Virunga National Park had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th. …  

18 Apr 2014 | News story

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

IUCN condemns attack on Virunga’s Chief Warden

IUCN is deeply shocked by the news of the violent attack on Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden Emmanuel de Merode, which took place yesterday. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

Director Virunga National Park shot

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, was shot on Tuesday in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. He is in serious but stable condition. No further details are available on the attack at the present time. …   | Dutch

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier régional

Le projet de directive CEDEAO sur les infrastructures hydrauliques validé

Un atelier régional s’est tenu les 31 mars et 1er avril à Ouagadougou pour présenter, discuter et valider le projet de directive CEDEAO relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest, élaborée à partir des lignes directrices validées en décembre 2011 par l’organisation communautaire. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …   | French | Spanish

11 Apr 2014 | News story


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